Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Module 1: Entering the Gate

    • Talk- Taoist Alchemy

    • Talk- Practice

    • Session 1

  • 3

    Module 2: Furnace and Cauldron

    • Talk- Furnace and Cauldron

    • Session 2

  • 4

    Module 3: Basic Kan and Li Breathing

    • Talk- Kan & Li

    • Talk- Practice

    • Session 3

    • Optional Mini Session

  • 5

    Module 4: Five Phase Organ Practice

    • Talk- Five Phases

    • Talk- Practice

    • Session 4

  • 6

    Module 5: Single Organ Practice

    • Talk- Single Organ Practice

    • Talk- Stomach/Spleen

    • Session 5

    • Talk- Lungs

    • Talk- Liver

    • Talk- Kidneys

    • Talk- Heart

  • 7

    Module 6: Celestial Eye Practice

    • Are you ready for Module 6?

    • Talk- Celestial Eye Practice

    • Session 6

  • 8

    Module 7: Silently Run the Five Phases

    • Are You Ready for Module 7?

    • Talk- Silently Run Five Phases

    • Session 7

  • 9

    Module 8: Lesser Reverted Elixir

    • Talk- Forming the Elixir (part 1)

    • Talk- Forming the Elixir (part 2)

    • Talk- Practice

    • Session 8

  • 10

    Module 9: Supplemental Practices

    • Talk- Intro to Supplement Practices

    • Talk- Taoist Walking

  • 11

    Final Words

    • Final Words


  • How long do I have to complete each course?

    You have 1 year to complete each course. However, the guided sessions are downloadable and will be yours forever for personal use.

  • How long does it take to complete each course?

    The length of each course will vary for everyone, because everyone is different. The courses are designed to be flexible.

  • Is Intro to Taoist Alchemy suitable for beginners?

    Yes. The Intro course is meant as a practical introduction. However, the methods go deep, so experienced practitioners of meditation and the internal arts will find something here as well. Students of Wang Liping, or those wanting to train with him, will also find this material useful.

  • Is Level 1A suitable for beginners?

    Taoist Alchemy: Level 1A is geared towards those with some previous background in the Chinese internal arts or meditation. Students will be best served if they are able to sit in cross-legged meditation for 60mins or more.

  • Can I download the courses to my computer or phone?

    Audio for the guided sessions is downloadable for personal use.

  • If I have questions can I contact you?

    The program includes access to a private Facebook group (Dragon Gate Friends). I have found that students often have similar questions and concerns. By discussing questions in a group others will also benefit. Please note, I am sometimes on retreat and may not immediately respond. For technical issues email-

  • Are there other resources available for the program?

    The Taoist Alchemy of Wang Liping, Vol. 1; by Nathan Brine


Nathan Brine

Nathan has been teaching Chinese internal arts for over 20 years. He began Taoist practice in 1997, immersing himself in Taoist temple arts, martial arts, meditation, internal work (neigong), energy work (qigong), and internal alchemy. For several years Nathan lived in China and trained full-time with a number of masters, as well as learning Mandarin Chinese. Afterwards, Nathan returned to Canada to pursue academic study of Taoism, where he received an honours degree in Asian Languages and Culture and worked towards an MA at the University of British Columbia, extending his knowledge of Classical Chinese and the Taoist canon. After meeting Wang Liping, Nathan left graduate school and devoted himself wholly to learning Taoist alchemy. In 2015 Wang Liping authorized Nathan to teach and write a series of books detailing Dragon Gate alchemy. From 2016 to 2020 Nathan lead classes and workshops in Vancouver, Canada and internationally. After his first book was published In 2020, Nathan opened an online program and stopped in-person teaching to focus full-time on book writing and personal practice.